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Manufacturers : Cameras and optics : Binoculars and telescopes

Binoculars are used to magnify the user's vision, to permit an apparently closer view of the object or scene of interest. Typically, binoculars have comprised two barrels, each containing glass object and eyepiece lenses, glass prisms, and focusing mechanisms. Binoculars have a pair of right and left telescopic optical systems, optical axes of which are arranged in parallel. They're are provided with various adjusting mechanisms such as a focusing mechanism, a diopter difference adjusting mechanism, and a magnifying power changing mechanism. Electronic binoculars are capable of recording image data in a storage medium. The electronic binoculars are generally provided with an imaging unit, ocular units, and an image-signal processing unit. Electronic binoculars have the advantage of night vision and are widely used in the military to provide soldiers, aviators and sailors with the ability to view objects at night or during other low light conditions. Night vision binoculars typically include an image intensifier tube that converts infrared energy into visible light.

A telescope is an instrument for collecting and examining electromagnetic radiation, especially an arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers visible light, permitting direct observation or photographic recording of distant object. Telescopes range in size from small, readily portable ones to large fixed ones which are permanently located in observatories. The smaller telescopes are commonly used by students, hobbyists and amateur astronomers. The larger telescopes are generally only used by researchers and professional astronomers. Common types of telescopes include refractor telescopes, reflector telescopes, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. Reflector telescopes generally employ a concave primary reflector which collects and focuses light incident upon the reflector surface through the telescope's aperture and a smaller secondary reflector to direct the reflected light to the telescope's eyepiece. Refractor telescopes have a light collecting objective lens which focuses the collected light upon an eyepiece. The eyepiece, in cooperation with the objective lens, provides the desired magnification. Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are similar to reflector telescopes, except that the secondary mirror of a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope reflects the collected light through an opening in the primary mirror instead of through an opening in the tube. The Cassegrain telescope consists principally of a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror positioned between the primary mirror and the primary mirror's focal point. A Gregorian telescope has a primary mirror and a secondary mirror, with the distance between the primary and secondary mirrors being greater than the focal length of the primary mirror. Medical endoscopes are a form of telescope which is widely utilized to view internal regions of the human body during diagnostic, surgical, and other medical procedures. Endoscopes typically include a long, thin, rigid or semi-rigid optical cylinder affixed to a viewing mechanism.

Listings on Cameras and optics : Binoculars and telescopes

  • Advanced Telescope Systems, Inc.
    Manufacturer of portable telescope piers, permanent telescope piers, telescope pier adapters, portable pier padded bags, wheeley bars, pier trays, telescope pier accessories (transportation plate, interchangable foot pads, pier extensions). USA.

    http://www.advancedtelescope.com
  • BCI International Development Pty. Ltd.
    Manufactures compact binoculars, long eye relief binoculars, marine water proof binoculars, super zoom binoculars, monoculars, air rifle scopes, compact riflescopes, scope mounts, spotting scopes, and telescopes. Australia.

    http://www.bushmaster.com.au
  • Chengdu SWOC Industries Co., Ltd.
    Manufactures compact pocket binoculars, zoom binoculars, wide angle binoculars, waterproof binoculars, monoculars, decline scopes, illuminated reticle scopes, optic plano, optic lens, digital binoculars, and refractometers. China.

    http://www.swocoptics.cn
  • Greatwall (Optical) Plastic Works Ltd.
    Produces waterproof binoculars, roof prism binoculars, magnifier with foldable handle, multi-angle illuminated magnifier, pen shape microscope, credit card size illuminated fresnel magnifier, and fresnel lens. Hong Kong, China.

    http://www.greatwalloptical.com.hk
  • ILKO, Inc.
    Manufacturer of night vision monoculars, night vision binoculars, red dot scope, rifle scope, night vision goggles, opera glasses, telescopes, microscopes, and other ay and night optical devices. USA.

    http://www.nightdetective.com
  • Kunming Optical Instruments Company Limited
    Manufacturer and supplier of giant binoculars, marine binoculars, waterproof binoculars, zoom binoculars, compact binoculars, golf scope/monoculars, and spotting scope. China.

    http://www.binocularschina.com
  • Kunming Yuanda Enterprises Group
    Manufacturer and exporter of binoculars including waterproof binoculars, zoom binoculars, long eye binoculars, theaterglass binoculars, compact binoculars, spotting scope binoculars, room prism binoculars, fixed focus binoculars, rubber covered binoculars, and monocular binoculars. China.

    http://www.yuandaoptical.com
  • Long Perng Co., Ltd.
    Manufactures spotting scopes, telescopes, monoculars, binoculars, digital rangefinders, boresighters, eyepieces, diagonals, digiscoping adaptors, tabletop tripods, window mounts, photo attachment, T2 mounts, and packaging options. Taiwan, China.

    http://www.longperng.com.tw
  • Meade Instruments Corporation
    Specializes in the design and manufacture of telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and accessories for amateur astronomers. USA.

    http://www.meade.com
  • Novosibirsk Instrument-making Plant
    Manufacturer of telescopes, viewing devices, night vision goggles, night vision binoculars, night vision devices, NV riflescopes, riflescopes, eyepieces, finderscopes, focusers, barlow lens, color filters, and mirrors. Russia.

    http://www.telescopes.ru
  • Optical Mechanics, Inc.
    Designs and manufactures high-precision optics, opto-mechanical assemblies, and high precision optical instruments such as lidar optical assemblies, collimators, optical tube assemblies, classical and Ritchie-Chretien Cassegrain robotic telescopes and custom design telescopes. USA.

    http://www.opticalmechanics.com
  • SeeCoast Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Specializes in coin operated binoculars, coin operated telescopes, coin-operated scopes, coin-operated viewing machines, coin operated viewers, coin operated scopes, non coin binoculars, non coin telescopes, donation viewers, binocular and telescopes, and outdoor viewers. USA.

    http://www.seecoast.com
  • Steiner Binoculars
    Manufactures binoculars for the military, marine, hunting, outdoor, birding and leisure activities. Products include high contrast optics, night binoculars, military/marine binoculars, roof-prism binoculars, astronomy high-power binoculars, and accessories. USA.

    http://www.steiner-binoculars.com
  • Wins Binoculars and Telescopes
    Manufacturer and exporter of binoculars, stereo microscopes, rifle scopes, medical optical instruments, night vision viewer, biological microscopes, monoculars, compass, and astronomical instruments. China.

    http://www.winsbinoculars.com

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